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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

08 January 2006

Potential for Chaos

AS if things in the middle east aren't unstable enough right now with a war in Iraq, the eternal Israeli/Palestinian thing (about to get interesting with Sharon's problems), Lebanon's reawakening, now we have an invitation for more.
Abdul Halim Khaddam the former vice president of Syria is calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Bashar Al Assad. He resigned as VP in June 2005 and fled the country. He now lives in Paris "under protection". He has also openly accused Assad of being involved in the Hariri assassination in Lebanon.
Khaddam states that he is not asking for the support of any other country and no country has approached him to make this call. He also says he does not want to rule Syria after the revolution. He believes that democratic elections would be the "natural course".

If people think we are having problems now just imagine how bad things will get if Syria falls into chaos. Even if, as is commonly supposed, Syria is backhandedly supporting the insurgents in Iraq,(and they are for various reasons although probably not "officially") that is better than another war torn wasteland for armed gangs to roam around in.
Things could get interesting if there is any response to this call.

BBC Link


Blogger Davo said...

Turmoil in Syria? Well, that'd be nice fer the yanks. Good excuse t move in and 'quell' it.

3:49 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Good lord no please. That is the last thing we need right now.
Although I am sure therer are folks out there geefully thinking the same thing. And others darkly sure that we abehind this man's action.

7:49 AM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Scary. Will we see the U.N. do anything, or will they be useless as always?

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, come on, zombieslayer. Be fair. The UN can both do things AND be useless at the same time. It's not either-or. Doing useless things is their specialty.

10:38 PM  

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